Karl Tutt


Karl Tutt is a retired English teacher from a dropout prevention program in Florida. He is a veteran cruiser who has published several sailing articles in national publications. His two new offerings, The Children of the Wolf and The House at Hull, continue the mastery of murder and mayhem demonstrated in the Ghostcatcher series with T.K Fleming, and his female sleuth, Dee Rabow, in the Diabla series. Quick, engaging, and satisfying . . . those words describe the approach that has lured thousands of readers to the pages of his murder mysteries.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am a voracious reader. Newspapers, magazines, novels, history. If it's on a page somewhere, I'll read it. I guess it's a matter of natural curiosity. I want to know not only what people think, but how they think. I suppose it drives me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend a lot of time on my boat. I previously taught sailing and did charter work. It has been a large part of my life for a great many years.
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Where to find Karl Tutt online


Little Joe Tracks A Killer
Price: Free! Words: 32,740. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Little Joe doesn't give up easily . . . especially when it involves someone he loved. He'll risk anything . . . his job, his friends, his life . . . to find the evil bastard who directed the hideous deed. But maybe this time he's got too much on the line.
Death of the Zombies
Price: Free! Words: 21,560. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Want action? We got it. The Ghostcatcher is on the hunt, and the prey is a helpless girl, the only friend of a war stressed vet who was a student in T. K.'s colorful past. Very few clues, and little that make sense, but with Sunny's help, he's up to it.
An Elvis Kind of Girl
Price: Free! Words: 29,680. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Priss Maybry, the tough detective from CHILDREN OF THE WOLF, is back at it, and its more murder and mayhem from Karl Tutt, the master of suspense. Priss must investigate a case which is a little too close to home. Blood and friendship mix in this second installment of our reluctant, but dangerous heroine . . . and by the way, someone wants her dead.
Diabla Meets Large Lola
Price: Free! Words: 22,680. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Large Lola is never what she seems, but one constant is the parade of violence and corpses she leaves in her wake. Her sidekick is loyal, dangerous and efficient, but Diabla and Ev are as tough as they come. The pursuit is confusing and dead ends pop up everywhere they look, but one particular murder drives them on. A close friend is on a slab in the morgue, and Diabla is consumed with revenge.
Seduction of the Spirit
Price: Free! Words: 20,510. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In this startling prequel, the origin of The Ghostcatcher is revealed. It's a murder . . . or is it? And it's T.K. Fleming's best friend . . . cold and dead . . . leaving a beautiful grieving widow, and a wraith with the imexorable will to possess. This is where it all began . . . a man shocked and tortured by things he may not want to know.
Lila at Gene's Theater
Price: Free! Words: 15,600. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
This coming of age story will resurrect memories and impressions you thought were long dead. A short delightful read.
Death of the Desperate
Price: Free! Words: 29,380. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Two motorcycle gangs . . . one on the side of evil . . . the other on the side of God. Throw in a crazed med-school dropout with some skills even the devil would envy. Then add T.K. Fleming, the reluctant Ghostcatcher, and his gallant lady-love, Sunny. What have we got? Another rollicking tale of murder and mayhem with all of the trimmings.
Price: Free! Words: 13,310. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Mark is happy . . . or at least he thinks so. Suzy is a living dream, but is this the thing that dreams are made of? Is it an illusion . . . but one that satisfies and haunts him at the same time? Or is it a reality formed by a nebulous entity, and locked firmly in his consciousness? Perhaps it for you, dear reader, to decide.
The Children of the Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 21,670. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The Children of the Wolf is another chilling tale from the pen of Karl Tutt. The master of mystery and murder has created Priss Maybry, a tough detective, and a villain who trades in human flesh. A girl is missing. He father is frantic . . . and dangerous. It might be too late.
The House at Hull
Price: Free! Words: 26,330. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Elmo C. Dombroski, aka the Spook. His mistress of the dark, Eleisha Mountcastle . . . Boston, a city of grace and charm . . . and murder, of course. The cops think he's a little weird . . . and they're right. But his telepathic skills sometimes come in handy when there's a killer lurking about. A wealthy, connected family has vanished and the Spook is put to a deadly test.
Death of a Blood
Price: Free! Words: 24,010. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
An old friend is dead. It looks like an accident, but there's a lot of money involved and some new faces in town. T.K. and Sunny aren't sure what that means, but it doesn't mean they won't find out. The Ghostcatcher and his lady start turning over stones, but what they find may mean another body or two.
Death Wants Three
Price: Free! Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
This is the sequel to DEATH TIMES TWO. T.K. and Sunny have already solved a couple of murders . . . at least for the most part. But the Mastermind and her henchman are alive and well. They want to make sure that the Ghostcatcher and his intrepid paramour don't leave Norfolk . . . not while they're breathing.
Death Times Two
Price: Free! Words: 28,650. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Different time . . . different place, but The Ghostcatcher is at it again. He tries to help, but there's only so much you can do when the problem is murder. Sunny, his significant other, a karate instructor, a homely blues singer and a host of very bad guys keep this fourth installment of the series moving at breakneck speed.
Diabla Meets Big Ju Ju
Price: Free! Words: 22,200. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Henri is an eleven year old boy trying to become a man. Ricky and Dee want to help, but Big Ju Ju, a treacherous gang leader stands in their way. While the two PI's try to sort out their love lives, danger, murder, and a hideous disease threaten to schedule a meeting at the graveyard. And attendance is mandatory.
Diabla meets Abaddon
Price: Free! Words: 20,510. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Diabla is tough. She thinks she's seen everything, but that doesn't include Abaddon. He's on a mission from God, and that mission includes murder. Two women are dead, defiled beyong imagination. If she's not careful, she'll be the third. She Ricky set out on an investigation that disgusts them as it unfolds. Unfortunately, they're the only ones who have a clear shot at bringing a psycho to justic
Diabla Makes an Entrance
Price: Free! Words: 24,950. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
She's no blessed Madonna. You won't find her in church. If you want warm and fuzzy and politically correct, forget Diabla. She's the she-devil, the female cop you want when the case is dangerous and your ass is on the line. She's Dee Rabow, sexy, tough, sometimes violent. She's the one who's got your back.
Death of The Old Man
Price: Free! Words: 19,570. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Old Man was dead. That's what the coroner said. So why was he walking down A1A? How could he speak to T. K. and Sunny? The Ghostcatcher has to find out. In the meantime, secrets from a dark and violent past are about to be revealed. Will it happen in time to save an innocent girl? No one knows.
Death of the Marked
Price: Free! Words: 29,400. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Angel’s been in trouble before. Now she’s gone. Nothing unusual, but this time Fritz is convinced it’s serious. He calls on an old cruising friend for help. It's the Ghostcatcher. As T.K. and his friends dig deeper, the bodies pile up. A rescue seems in order. Sunny and Chris know the plan is ill-conceived and fraught with danger. But it may be the only way to save Angel from a hideous death.
Death of the Innocent
Price: Free! Words: 44,210. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
T.K. Fleming is a retired college professor, not a detective. He‘s drawn to Key West for sailing, and longing for a bit of peace. But he’s lured into a murder investigation by friends. Fleming is convinced he’s not a Ghostcatcher, but maybe he is. Amidst the mysteries of voodoo and the shattering violence, he survives a shocking revelation that threatens his life and the very core of his spirit.